A 26-year-old man accused of a robbery after a drug deal went sour says it was the alleged victim who pulled out a gun.
An 18-year-old jointly charged with two others for armed robberies across Christchurch during March and April, has been remanded in custody to Friday.
Two of the three men charged with armed robberies, and burglaries through Christchurch in March and April were remanded in custody when they appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.
A group of mainly teenagers will say they robbed a Dallington dairy because they were under significant pressure to pay a debt to “a number of unsavoury characters”, says a defence lawyer.
Three men involved in the robbery of the Springston Dairy, stealing tobacco and cigarettes, were sentenced to home detention and emotional harm reparation to the woman working alone in the shop.
Knifepoint Facebook trader Nicali Joseph Stepancic has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.
A 23-year-old involved in the armed robbery of two shops is in custody and facing a jail term when he is sentenced in December.
A robbery of a cannabis tinny house where a man was accidentally shot in the neck has led to a sentence of more than nine years in prison.
An armed pharmacy robber said he meant business, but he handed over the knife he was holding when shop staff asked him to, the Christchurch District Court was told.
The duty manager at a central Christchurch bar arranged for it to be robbed twice, and then carried out an armed robbery at a hotel in Dunedin.